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Is science progressive?

Author: Ilkka Niiniluoto
Publisher: Dordrecht : Reidel, ©1984.
Series: Synthese library, vol. 177.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Even though they do not exhaust the problem area of scientific change, together they constitute a step in the direction which I find most promising in the defence of critical scientific realism. *  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ilkka Niiniluoto
ISBN: 9027718350 9789027718358
OCLC Number: 781604320
Notes: Essays geschreven tussen 1978 en 1983, sommige vert. uit het Fins.
Description: XI, 272 p. : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. The Nature of Science.- 2. How is Philosophy Possible as a Science?.- 3. Notes on Popper as Follower of Whewell and Peirce.- 4. The Evolution of Knowledge.- 5. Scientific Progress.- 6. The Growth of Theories: Comments on the Structuralist Approach.- 7. Truthlikeness, Realism, and Progressive Theory-Change.- 8. The Growth of Knowledge in Mathematics.- 9. Realism, Worldmaking, and the Social Sciences.- 10. Finalization, Applied Science, and Science Policy.- 11. Paradigms and Problem-Solving in Operations Research.- 12. Remarks on Technological Progress.- Index of Names.
Series Title: Synthese library, vol. 177.
Responsibility: Ilkka Niiniluoto.

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